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All Work and No Play

…makes Jen’s a dull blog. It was a tremendous day, as far as I’m concerned, but it’s not much to write about. Work, work, work, but every bit a pleasure. First there […]

Let There Be Night Stitchlings

Mike is just about finished with a new Let There Be Night Stitchling pattern. Like the new Puzzle Pattern, this one has been in the works for years, but it had…um, problems. We got some really good laughs from it, then put it away and moved on, creating Night Howl, Lovely Night, and Night Lights instead. Well, Mike returned to the old pattern recently and took another stab. Problem solved! It needs some tidying up, but will be ready to stitch soon.

Busy, Busy, Happy!

It was a wonderful, productive day!  Lots of writing and puzzling, then an evening of stitching which, granted, involved twice ripping the same area, but was nonetheless fun.  I’m so excited about […]


It was a good mail day: I got the free copy of The Thing About Georgie, by Lisa Graff, that I won last week, and I got several copies of Spider magazine with one of my games in it. It took a week to get the book, and 4-and-a-half years to get the magazine!


Over the weekend I drew up a calendar for the Spiderwick activity books and made a plan. My goal, as stated over at the 6 Writers, 1 Story blog, is to create 6 activities a day. For the Nancy Drew books, my goal was 10 a day, but that proved just about impossible. I reached that goal once, but it was July; days are longer then, and I didn’t have any other pressing work demands. That’s not the case now.